Decent Mexican Food in Northern Baltimore?
OK, well I answered my own question... sort of. These two places, while not exclusively "Mexican" (in the sense of, say, the old Hacienda restaurant that was on Belair Rd.) fit the bill:
* Pollo Amigo (Towson)
* Tropical Grill (Cockeysville)
My understanding is that Pollo Amigo is Peruvian, while Tropical Grill is Salvadorian. Both are excellent -- Pollo Amigo has amazing, smoky chicken, so anything with chicken as a filling is wonderful (we tried a chicken burrito and chicken enchiladas). Definitely ask for the "green sauce".
Tropical Grill has a larger menu, including tasty pupusas, tamales and paella. The veggie burrito here was really huge, chicken tacos were excellent.
Neither place has an elaborate sit-down dining experience, but we were after take out, so it didn't matter.
I loved them both!
I spent several years in Baltimore while I was dating my wife and went to all sorts of restuarants around town. Best Mexican food that I found was at Blue Agave in Federal Hill. Not exactly North Baltimore, but it a cut above the rest for sure.
Blue Agave Restaurant
1032 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230